Yes please! One of our favourite ways of travelling from A to B (perhaps we'll go via F, U and N on the way)
Standard rear parking sensors compensate for the poor rear visibility
Body-stiffening and pop-up hoops behind the rear seats keep this convertible safe
So far customers have had little to complain about so you can sit back and relax
You don't buy one of these for practical family transport: it's best enjoyed two-up
We'd go for the Pepper Pack which adds lots of useful features
For Formula 1 thrills without the sweaty overalls and a crash helmet, the Mini One Convertible is the next best thing. The steering is incredibly accurate: just point it in the direction you want to go and off it shoots. The 1.4 petrol engine is smooth and comes with a six-speed manual or automatic gearbox. A wind deflector and well-positioned heaters will keep you toasty with the roof down, and its quiet enough for you to hear the compliments.
The Mini One is very retro: the giant speedo sits in the middle of the dashboard and there's a glut of classic toggle switches. You can snuggle into the seat and still reach the pedals and steering wheel with ease. Technically, it seats four, but you're better off treating it like a two-seater: there's hardly any room in the back seats and you can only fit a couple of bags in the boot. With the roof up even the kids will find it dark and gloomy in the back; happily it folds away in just 12 seconds.
Built expertly by BMW, there's little risk it'll fall apart. There's plenty to keep you safe, too, including stability control, anti-rollover hoops and ISOFIX child seat fittings.
The Mini One isn't cheap but, for peace of mind, there's a TLC service package which covers routine maintenance for five years for just £150. Or you can spend £450 and get the TLC XL package, which gives you eight years' cover. You'll get most of your money back when you sell it and, in the meantime, it isn't too thirsty.